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of the same na. other books include abraham and where god was born. his latest is called "america's profit." >> great to be back. >tavis: why is moses america's prophet? >> i had spent a decade traveling around the middle east looking at this kind of combustion of religion and politics and it seemed the debate was headquartered in the middle east. transferred back here. americans were in this, and ground this time i'd like -- i began, my wife gave birth to identical twins and we saw people, we had to go to them to get some help. when i went on board there was this guy reading the bible. i said what are you reading and he said texas. -- exodus. in my home town there is a letter from george washington where he credits the success in the revolution to the same god who freed the israelites. here is moses in the middle of the revolution. i kept saying ben franklin recruiting moses. harriet tubman all the way through to dr. king comparing himself to moses. i was shocked by the number of references and i said i should go through this journey and retrace influenced more americans. his name is mose
-long conversation began... and it was a conversation about the nature of america and about whether we were going to remain what lincoln called "the last best hope of earth" or whether we were simply going to become another europe. and john muir's encounter with yosemite-- remember, he was a european. he came from this narrow scots background. he was not an american. and he encountered yosemite and he imagined what america could be. and for a century, we've fought about whether we liked his vision or not. man: i like what he said on one occasion where he essentially said, "the enemies of wildness "are invincible, and they are everywhere, "but the fight must go on... "and for every acre that you gain, "10,000 trees and flowers and all the other forest people "and the usual unborn generations "will rise up and call you blessed." coyote: 4 years after muir's death work on the dam he had opposed with all his strength began, and the hetch hetchy valley, whose tranquil meadows he had compared to a landscape garden and a mountain temple would slowly be entombed under hundreds of feet o
to honor america's war veterans tomorrow, i am pleased to welcome on to the show a decorated vietnam war vet, who lost both of his legs and one arm while serving his country in vietnam, max cleland. he has his new memoir, "heart of a patriot," and is good to have you on the program. i saw your op-ed ppiece. we know that earlier today, president obama and forceless michelle obama went to fort hood. -- and first lady michelle obama went to fort hood. your thoughts? >> first of all, the president should go to fort hood. these are his troops. these are our troops. they were killed by a man who went off of the edge. it was a terrorist act. whether the individual himself was a terrorist, we do not know, but it was a terrorist act. it created terror. there was obviously something going on in his mind that comported with what was going on in his mind, and that triggered him. it was going on in his mind for awhile. he had not wanted to go to war against his compatriots in many ways, so he took out as much of america and the american war machine in his mind that he could. the problem is he killed
that come from? i do not know. it is fun. it is just fun. race is the most important thing in america. it really is. what i get out of an audience in 15 minutes a psychiatrist cannot get out of them in 15 years. you'll sit and listen about sex, religion, you think things are taboo, and they will sit there and listen and will not open their mouths, do not respond. but you talk about race and will flip in five, 10 minutes. >> why is race a fertile ground to navigate? >> because america is caught up in it. we are a melting pot. there are so many different nationalities, so many different races, people of different colors, it is just fun. tavis: when people think that you are being in politics, paul is being kilobit and politic -- paul is being a little bit incorrect, what you say? >> i am a comedian. people are like saints. we make people's lives better. it is true, without us, you guys would be miserable. especially in the political arena now. our economy, the way the world is, we need comedians. tavis: where does paul mooney find funny? >> in life. the funny it is in life. it is in thi
like you. thank you. tavis: as we geset to hor america's war veterans tomorrow, i am pleased to welcome on to e show a decorated vietnam w vet, who lostoth of hi ls and e arm while sving his country in vietnam, max cleland. he has his new memoir, "heart of a patriot," ands good to have youn the program. i saw your op-ed ppiece. we know that earlier today esident obamand forceless mielle obama went to fort hood. -- and firslady michelle obama went to fort hood. your thoughts? >> first o a, the president should go to fort hood. these a his troops. ese a our troops. they were kild by a manwho went offf the edge. itas a terroristct. whether the individual himself was a terrorist, we do not know, but it w a terrorist ac. it created terror. there was obviously somhing going on in his mind that mportedwith what was going on in h mind, andhat triered him. it was gng on in his min for awhile. he h not wanted to go to w against his cpatriots in many ways, so took out as much of america and thamerican war machine his mind at he could. the problem i he killed innocent peoe, as terroris do. it was
financial advis in america is a crock. that isot what i am saying. you are the first line of defense. you may able to find people that you can trust that will help you and put your interests ahead of their own. there is always a risk that the government and other regulators that are supposed to be watching out for your interests will do it as good a job this time as they did last time. when you add those things together, you are the one that has to be vigilant and take charge and take control in order to be reasonably sure that you are going to be protected. tavis: who are the con artists you are talking about that we need to conquer? >> they are on your phone, they are probably in your neighborhood. they are anybody that promises you something that sounds to be good to be true. it sounds to be good to be true, it probably is. i do not think that saying is true. if it sounds to be good to be true, it definitely is. there are people out there making promises that are too good to be true. you have to control the temptation to listen to those people and ask yourself, if they could really do
. there are enter vention etings to save hman, where they're ying to put bank of america togeth with lehman not september 2008 but in july. the c.e.o. of a.i.g. goes t tim geithner and, n augus and says we may have aroblem and need you turn us nto a bankolding compan and geithner doesn't mov on that. there's lot of things we end up dng later ye dick fold asked for that i july ad they thought that wasn't necessarily the best ia so there's questions about whether the government could have tigated this better. and optcally this doesn't loo good. there is a meeting- peop talk about thegold medal -- goldman, sachs conspiracy theories and im not sure believin the conspiracy theory per but there is a scenin june 2008 i mscow, russia, in the hotel room of hank pauon where e entire board of goldman, sas shows up and you say oh, my god, i don't even believe ts is happeng. i can tell ou anytng toward happened in the meing but it does raise judgments out what of these people were king at the timente tavis: did you find it at all ironic that th team -- folk now running the team for obama are the same
lehman, where they're trying to put bank of america together with lehman not in september 2008 but in july. the c.e.o. of a.i.g. goes to tim geithner and, i august, and says we may have a problem and need you to turn us into a bank holding company. and geithner doesn't move on that. there's a lot of things we end up doing later yet dick fold asked for that in july and they thought that wasn't necessarily the best idea so there's questions about whether the government could have mitigated this better. and optically this doesn't look good. there is a meeting -- people talk about the gold medal -- goldman, sachs conspiracy theories and i am not sure i believe in the conspiracy theory per se but there is a scene in june 2008 in moscow, russia, in the hotel room of hank paulson where the entire board of goldman, sachs shows up and you say oh, my god, i don't even believe this is happening. i can't tell you anything untoward happened in the meeting but it does raise judgments about what of these people were making at the timente tavis: did you find it at all ironic that the team -- f
're going to lose. >> we have to win. >> i'm so proud of i, honey. >> hi, daddy. >> i don't think america is hd -- ready for it yet. >> it's the most important election of our life. >> yes! >> unbelievable! >> we are the ones we've been waiting for. >> yes, can he -- yes, we can, yes, we can. >> tavis: first i'm laughing because i'm thinking shouldn't you be training? why are you out promoting a film when you're about to run a marathon m >> exactly. i either wake up early or get in my miles before dinner. tavis: run is -- running the new york marathon? >> the new york marmingte november 1. tavis: first time? >> i've done a few. tavis: i did the l.a. marathon three times. why are you doing this one in? i'm actually doing this for an environmental cause, an organization that works on african conservation issues and community development issues that i've been involved with for many, many years and am on the board of. we decided instead of doing dinner party fundraisers this year we were going to do something that engaged the people we work in kenya with more directly and since kenyans are gr
unfortunately in america the law can be manipulated, the law can have people on the bench who have a particular political persuasion and they make their judgments predicated on that. one of the great stories of lenny was he was arrested for saying, you know, so-called dirty words in a club and at the trial the cop who arrested him was on the stand reading lenny's bit and of course it's not funny. then the c-sucker went to -- you know what i mean? lenny's going man, just let me do my act! because it was offensive, it wasn't funny when some cop did it. now i'm disparaging cops. but they're not all standup comics. dick gregory, i remember when i was a kid i saw him on tv and he said you better lefevour at me, i may move in next door toup. i said this guy, i said yeah, you know, it was like -- and he, dick had this kind of, this professorial thing about him but he also had this wrmth and -- i mean he was astounding. and i think he is not as remembered and revered as he should be, dick gregory. i mean when you think of the historical significance. >> i see your point. before you go to george carlin,
a female, especially african-america female, from being a male athlete oromeone like that. also, i think the athleticism, i totally agree. they say i a great athlete, ich im, but i alsotarted just. -- t i also strateging. but i also stratagem aegize. tavis: lookg at you where you were now in juxtaping from where you came, what you make of allhat you have been blessed to do? there is been a lotof hard work, but what you makef where u are n and where you stted? >> a feel like now i am just moving more and to myse, lookingore inside of me. when i started, i was really juhoping. i wanted to be number e, i wanted to win grand slams, i wanted to do a, b, c, d. now i have done a lot of stu. i sll want to do more. i feel li now it is about chasing records,as opposed to trying to pve myself that i can play. even though im the younger sier. tavis: one of the things i have come to appreciate, and i know thisatchingou and i have been blessed with this in my own life, but i wonr sometim how much more, how much better the lives of afrin-american youth would be if they cld be exposed ihave a foundatio
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